Legal issues in treating perpetrators and victims of violence.
Psychiatrists are increasingly asked to see patients who have been either perpetrators or victims of violence.
Common situations involving legal implications for the psychiatrist include evaluations for civil commitment, potential dangerousness, protecting third parties, and the release from the hospital of a previously violent individual.
Psychiatrists should be aware of the legal principles governing treatment of violent patients as well as the use of restraints, seclusion, and forced medication.
The psychiatrist also has legal duties in evaluating victims of violence.
These responsibilities are delineated in laws requiring mandatory reporting of child abuse, elder abuse, and abuse of developmentally disabled persons.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Criminologie, Trouble comportement social, Victimologie, Législation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Psychiatre, Rôle professionnel, Article synthèse, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Criminology, Social behavior disorder, Victimology, Legislation, United States, North America, America, Psychiatrist, Occupational role, Review, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0425965
Code Inist : 002B18H05C. Création : 19/12/1997.